Author Archives: Crystal Groves

About Crystal Groves

Crystal Groves is a farmer, web developer, musician, blogger, and personal finance enthusiast from the back hills of Maryland and Pennsylvania. She started Money Drain as a project to encourage people interested in fixing their financial situation to share their stories and learn from the stories of others. We all make mistakes, but in order to change we have to make changes.

Money In The News: Wedding Guest Debt, Frugal Healthy Eating, Mortgage Foreclosure Victims, Tesla Pays Off Federal Loan, Top 10 Mortgage Misconceptions

CNN Money posts an article about how your friends weddings can put you into debt, and how to avoid it. If a destination wedding is going to break your budget, simply send your regrets, along with a gift, she said. … Continue reading

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Money Drain: $500 Spent on a Deductible for a Rental Car Without Insurance

I don’t do a whole lot of travel, occasionally some through my work, and of course family vacations. Sometimes when I do travel I get a rental car if it’s somewhere I have to fly to. I’ve never purchased the … Continue reading

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Money Tip: Unemployed Or Looking For Work? Here’s What You Do Next.

March was a bittersweet month for me for two reasons. The first, I paid off my last credit card debt. That’s right, I have no more interest accruing debt aside from my mortgage! You have no idea how happy this … Continue reading

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